Posted by Anonymous on .
Determine what the theoretical slope of the graph is (for example the slope of a distance vs. time graph is velocity); be sure to show all work.
So, I had to make a weight vs. mass graph which i did, and i also found its numeric value for the slope. I don't know what theoretical slope means, can anyone explain that to me? Please!
Thank you!

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bobpursley,
weight= mass*g is the theortical line, the slope is g.

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Anonymous,
Do i need to find the g from my data for that? or do i just write that formula?

physics 
bobpursley,
your experimental g will be from your graph. The theortical slope is the generally accepted value of g, 9.81m/s^2

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Anonymous,
oh i get it now, thank you :)